Summer Reading

Recommended Summer Reading by Grade Level:

Click on the list for the grade your child will be entering in the fall of 2018.  These lists were compiled by the elementary librarians at Alcott, Thoreau, and Willard.


Summer Reading for students entering 6th grade in the fall:

Middle school students are required to read one of the "Big 6" books this summer and complete a reflection form and a project based on the book.  In addition, 6th-grade students have to read one additional book of their choosing and complete a rate/review form. Completion of the summer reading will allow students to participate in a school-wide community building game: "The Big 6" Ninja Showdown. Details for the summer reading program and requirements can be found on the library website: CMS Summer Reading 2018


Summer Reading Club at the Public Library

This summer we are enjoying numerous fun things to do.  The theme for the reading club is Libraries Rock.  The Pre-Reader, Kids and Teen programs will take place at both the Main Library and the Fowler Library in West Concord.  Read for 60 minutes during a week to choose from a wide selection of great prizes!  Read ten plus hours and enter for a chance to win a themed gift basket.  There are programs planned for all ages, family movies and concerts on the lawn of the Main Library.  For more information about the summer programs please visit the Library’s website at